Today I had a day of meeting followed by meeting and meeting and meeting. After that we had a beer or two, nothing that was exciting, beer none the less. It was cold and in a glass, other than that it had no great redeeming factors.
So after my work beers I had a personal beer. unfortunately it wasnt so great. This was Sear Tackle, the much publicised yet not well delivered beer from the Portland Hotel in Melbourne. Spear Tackle isn’t a bad beer, but it is a beer that does not excite. This beer is a prime example of hype over substance, perhaps the have been taking a note out of the Thunder Road book, all hype no substance?? Anyway the beer was so so. It wasnt bad but I dont seen any reason to say good things about it. The hop profile was ??? the malt was ??? this is beer made on a small-scale system that allows experimentation. In this case this was a safe beer with no experimentation.
Rather than Spear Tackle it should have been called soft option. Not a bad thing, but nothing that will excite. Time for the Portland to get a home brewer on side to make some beers I think, bit of direction and vision needed.
So if you are wearing your suit and its a Friday evening get a Spear Tackle, its OK. If you want a great beer get something else. I still like the IPA they usually have on tap.
Thats enough for me now, I have more meeting meeting meeting tomorrow.